Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

In our research group you will find a unique opportunity to assess brain connectivity assessed with different imaging modalities (diffusion MRI, functional MRI, EEG, MEG) in relation to new imaging sequences, plasma biomarkers, cerebrospinal biomarkers and cognition in Alzheimer’s disease. We offer an engaging and international research environment between neuroimaging researchers, clinicians and engineers, where you get an opportunity to contribute to high-quality research at the international top level in a friendly and inclusive enviroment.

This project will be carried out in the Brain Connectomics Lab, which consists of 3 PhD students and 2 Postdocs working at the Clinical Neuroscience Department at Karolinska Institute under the supervision of Associate Prof. Joana B. Pereira.

Your mission

The successful candidate will be responsible for the analyses of brain images and conducting the statistical analyses to test clinical hypotheses in large international cohorts.

The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, independent and have good communication skills. The postdoc will collaborate with other group members, contribute to ongoing projects, propose new ideas, complete research projects and write manuscripts of high scientific quality.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.


  • A PhD in medicine, neuroimaging, computational science, physics, neuropsychology, statistics or a related field.
  • Experience in statistical techniques, programming, and scripting in MATLAB, STATA, Python, R or other softwares.
  • Experience with structural MRI, DTI, fMRI and/or EEG/MEG imaging analyses.
  • Experience with different softwares such as SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, AFNI, etc.
  • Good level of spoken and written English.


  • Experience or interest in working with aging and/or neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
  • Good academic record with scientific publications in world-class journals.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience here
Read more about the research group you will be part of here


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest 28th of February 2023.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-674/2023
  • Mikaela Hernberg, HR administrator,
  • Joana Pereira, Research group leader, +468-5278000
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, +46707-124127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, +46704831165
Published 14.Feb.2023
Last application date 28.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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